Chen Liangyu, male, 55, Han Nationality, is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. He was born in October 1946, joined the CPC in April 1980 and entered the workforce in August 1963. Chen graduated from the Architecture Department of the People's Liberation Army Institute of Logistics Engineering, where he majored in architectural structure. As a university graduate, he holds the title of Engineer.
Chen has spent most of his career in Shanghai. After leaving the PLA, he worked in Shanghai machinery, engineering, mining and electrical sectors. By the mid-1990s, he was deputy secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and vice-mayor of Shanghai. He was mayor of Shanghai from 2002 - 2003.
Chen was an alternate member of the 15th CPC Central Committee. Chen served as a member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee, and secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee until Septemebr, 2006.